With version of SAPUI5 1.18, shipped on monday 27th of january, the HTML version of Visual Business is available. This version uses the same programming interface as the ActiveX component, but is is not limited to the windows platform. It runs in all HTML5 browsers and supports also mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android, including touch support.
The current version is limited to 2D map display with the following features:
- Configurable Map Provider
- Spots, lines, areas, pie charts, boxes, circles
- Tooltip, detail window, and context menu
Map Provider definitions, maintained in the ABAP backend, can be retrieved via standard OData service and given to the control. Backend applications using the ActiveX map control will also work with the HTML control.
We make good progress with the HTML version of Visual Business and we expect some exciting new features in the upcoming releases!